Wednesday, December 13, 2017

christmas campaign | the tally | 76.1% of the way there!

This year's Christmas Campaign has officially begun! With a kickstart from #givingtuesday, we have heroes large and small stepping up to help Pacific Theatre run.

Pacific Theatre exists thanks to everyday heroes. That's YOU! The people who support our work by attending, subscribing, and, most importantly, donating. As a charitable organization, we couldn't make it without you - our heroes!

Typically our Christmas campaigns come with a matching grant to help reach our goals, but this year we were unable to secure a match. This means we need your heroism more than ever! The signal is in the sky! Will you answer the call?

Here's where we're at so far:

100 + 500 + 25 + 50 + 700 + 20 + 50 + 400 + 150 + 50 + 50 + 200 + 200 + 200 + 4.05 + 50 + 50 + 250 + 5 + 24.35 + 100 + 300 + 100 + 500 + 1500 + 10 + 5000 + 2500 + 50 + 20 + 20 + 2000 + 20 + 20 + 7000 + 100 + 25 + 5 + 100 + 5 + 100 + 100 + 100 + 200 + 1000 + 2500 + 800 + 1000 + 100 + 100 + 250 + 250 + 1500 = $30,453

That's 76.1% of the way there!

Be a hero! Donate today!

Donate today online here or phone (604) 731-5483.

christmas presence | artist spotlight | jon ochsendorf

CHRISTMAS PRESENCE regular Jon Ochsendorf is kicking off our week with CHRISTMAS PRESENCE IN THE VALLEY!

Jon Ochsendorf's folksy guitar stylings are always a beautiful addition to our CHRISTMAS PRESENCE performances. He'll be joining The Kwerks and others in Abbotsford on Sunday to start off our week of songs and stories for the Christmas season!

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

dec 12 | christmas presence langley | set list

Christmas Presence | Tue Dec 12, Bez Arts Hub, Langley
Benefit for Hope International
Michael Hart, Garth Bowen, Ron Reed

michael | all hail and welcome
garrison keillor | seven principles of a successful christmas
michael | three generations
judy graves | god's christmas party
garth | god rest ye
john henry faulk | a child's christmas in texas (1379)
garth | go tell it
mike royko | pretty well picked over
michael | the holly and the ivy

garth | christmas song (alleluia)
david kossoff | seth
michael | joy to the world
sheila rosen | no safe place
garth | silent night

here's a link to a christmas presence index, which will give you links to some of the pieces we read tonight

holiday gift certificate promotion

As you gather together the final pieces of your holiday gifts, don't forget about how meaningful the gift of a beautiful story will be to your loved ones. Our Christmas promotion this year gets you a gift certificate for TWO tickets to any remaining show this season for only $50.

To buy a Christmas gift certificate, visit our website, call our box office at 604-731-5518, or pick one up in person and get a beautifully-wrapped gift, ready to go!

Monday, December 11, 2017

christmas presence | artist spotlight | zaac pick

We are so excited to have Zaac Pick back with us for CHRISTMAS PRESENCE this year!

Zaac Pick has become a wonderful fixture on our stage for Christmas Presence, come see him on December 19th! Preview his original Christmas song on Spotify:

almost, maine | more photos

There is one week left for these sweethearts to fall in and out of love in ALMOST, MAINE!

Sunday, December 10, 2017

dec 10 | christmas presence, richmond | set list

allen desnoyers | bethlehem light
dina donohue | no room
cate richardson | hand-made stars
frederick buechner | annunciation
rachel button | winter wonderland
garrison keillor | seven principles of a successful christmas
cate richardson | i've got my love to keep me warm
mke mason | the real santa claus
allen desnoyers | innocence
john henry faulk | child's christmas in texas
jon ochsendorf | magic

charles schultz | charlie and linus
cate richardson | the christmas song
frederick buechner & madeleine l'engle| emmanuel
jon ochsendorf | finally on our way
judy graves | god's christmas party
rachel button | what must it be like
annie dillard | god in the doorway
jon ochsendorf | rescue me
david kossoff | seth
allen desnoyers | gifts of the magi

featuring musicians Cate Richardson, Allen Desnoyers, Rachel Button, Jon Ochsendorf, Becca Birkner, Chris Hawley, Rick Colhoun
readings by Ron Reed

links to some of the readings can be found here

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

christmas campaign | pacific theatre's everyday heroes

Our Christmas campaign is well under way, but there is still time to be a hero! Our staff team is made up of everyday heroes banding together to keep Pacific Theatre running, but hero work is almost as expensive as producing professional theatre and they need your help! Be a hero, donate today by clicking here, or call 604-731-5483. All gifts over $10 will receive a charitable receipt.

All gifts over $10 receive a charitable receipt.

christmas presence | artist spotlight | the kwerks

It's almost time for our favourite Christmas tradition, CHRISTMAS PRESENCE! Playing Dec 17 in Abbotsford, and then Dec 19-22 in our space, we are featuring some of the artists to come. First up, The Kwerks!

The Kwerks have become fixtures of Christmas Presence, winning our hearts with their fun and, well, quirky style.

If you haven't fallen in love with them yet, check out this video:

The Kwerks will be performing Dec 17, 19, and 22nd.

almost, maine | photos

We are already halfway through the run of ALMOST, MAINE! Unbelievable that this charming romantic comedy is coming close to an end. Here are some of the photos, all taken by Ron Reed, featuring set and lights by Lauchlin Johnston and costumes by Amy McDougall.

Monday, December 04, 2017

dec 9 | a quiet day for advent | st. faith's anglican church

Our friends at St. Faith's Anglican Church are hosting their annual "Quiet Day for Advent", a meditative and artistic experience of advent.

Quiet Day For Advent
Saturday, December 9 ~ 10:00am - 3:00pm
St. Faith’s Anglican Church ~ 7284 Cypress St. (at W. 57th Ave.)

Take time for silence and reflection in this season of expectation. The day will include prayer and poetry and a variety of creative contemplative practices including creating prayer beads and prayer shawls.

Bring a bag lunch. Tea & treats provided. $30 suggested donation toward supplies, as able. (Reduced for students.)

Please register by email: or phone 604-266-8011 (Ext. 1)